Welcome to Owl Class!
Owls Class has 20 fabulous children in it this year. Miss Whitehouse, Mrs Bradford and Mrs King are all hard at work to ensure that the year gets off to a great start and it certainly did this week! With portrait drawing, leaf rubbing, reading, prayers and a vision of what Owls see their class as being, it has been a fantastic first week of term! The children have settled really well and are starting to get used to the new routines. We are all looking forward to the year ahead and all the adventures it will bring.
To share more about this we look forward to seeing you at our Year 2 Welcome Meeting next Wednesday 10th September at 2:30pm in Kingfishers Classroom.
Week Beginning Monday 16th September 2019
English - We are reading 'The Smartest Giant in Town' and using Talk for Writing to re-tell it. We have already thought about punctuating sentences correctly, next we will begin character descriptions and then improving the story!
Maths - We began the year by looking at Place Value and sharing what we already know. Now we will use dienes, numicon and pictoral representations to make 2 digit numbers.
Topic - This term our topic will be "Big and Small" and on Monday 9th September we looked at each others miniature gardens. This week we think about what is big and what is small in the world around us.
The Owls children made Helping Hands this week. Starting next week, Miss Whitehouse will choose two 'Helping Hands' each day to take responsibility for roles around the classroom. The helpers will change each day and everyone will get a turn. Roles include Book Monitor, Milk Monitor and Fruit Monitor. We have also discussed snack time in class and children know they are to bring a piece of fruit into class each day to eat at playtime. PE kits are needed in school for Tuesday 10th as Tuesday is our PE day and it will be used then. Thank you.
Maths Parents Workshop Presentation
Weekly/ Daily homework
- Reading, daily reading really has a huge impact. Reading a few pages and then discussing these is the most important strategy to ensure your child has understood what they have read.
- Spellings, The children will be given a set of weekly spellings, this term they will be focussing on the sight words your children need to know. Each week when I test the children we also cover a random selection of spellings from the previous weeks covered. This informs me of whether the children are retaining their spellings and whether they should be able to apply this skill when they write. (Strategies, look, cover, write, check. Sounding out can be useful but only as a last resort. Please encourage your child to look carefully at the words once they have written it and think to themselves does that look right?
- Mathletics, the website is always available for children to practise their skills. Each week I will state the topic of maths that we will be focussing on for your child to log on and practise.
USEFUL WEBSITE LINKS
Articulation of phonemes